Photo Tools is an all-in-one customization tweak for the Photos app

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 14, 2017

It feels like the Photos app continues to become more cluttered with features that everyday users really don’t even use in every major iteration of iOS. At least for me, I find myself really only ever using the Albums view in the Photos app to get to my most important stuff. I don’t ever really utilize the People or Places albums, nor do I ever use the Memories or Shared tabs.

For anyone who feels like they’re in a similar boat and miss the simplicity of the Photos app as a simple album-based Photo Library viewer, a new free jailbreak tweak called Photo Tools by Justin Petkovic might be able to give you exactly what you’re looking for. Read More

 

ColorMeBaddge can be used to colorize your Home screen’s notification badges

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 14, 2017

On any stock installation of iOS, every one of your notification badges are going to be red and contain white-colored text that usually indicates the number of missed notifications in the app. To me, that seems a little boring, and a developer named midey seems to agree, as he’s just released a new free jailbreak tweak called ColorMeBaddge.

With this tweak, you can colorize all of your Home screen’s notification badges in pretty much any way you choose, but the best feature is being able to automatically colorize your notification badges based on the dominant color of the application icon in question. Read More

 

Get rid of the clunky stock volume HUD in iOS with SmartVolumeControl

By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 4, 2016

The stock volume HUD has always been a pain point of iPhone and iPad users for years. As a result, it’s not surprising that so many jailbreak tweak releases have come along in Cydia to bring a better solution for what seems like a major oversight by Apple.

A new jailbreak tweak called SmartVolumeControl is just another one of those releases, and it aims to be a solution that can be customized to your heart’s content and also stays out of the way when you don’t want it to be. Read More

 

Glances is an Apple Watch-inspired content panel for iPhone & iPad

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 10, 2016

A new jailbreak tweak that hit the Cydia store recently and managed to grab my attention is a release called Glances.

To me, this look like an attempt to bring Apple Watch-inspired Glance-like information to the iPhone and iPad, and in this review, we’re going to show you how it works. Read More

 

iOS 9 adoption increases to 88 percent of devices ahead of iPhone 7 and iOS 10 release

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 6, 2016

Eighty-eight percent of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices are currently using iOS 9, a one-point increase over the iOS 9 adoption rate of 87 percent which was recorded about three weeks ago.

During the same timeframe, iOS 8 has gone from ten percent of devices in August 15 to nine percent of devices. ‘Earlier’ versions continue to power three percent of older devices out there, as per newest stats on the App Store dashboard for developers. Read More

 

StatusbarVolume is a another type of Status Bar-based volume HUD

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 1, 2016

Why deal with an ugly and obtrusive volume HUD on your iOS devices when you don’t have to?

If you have a jailbreak, there are tons of jailbreak tweaks you can use to relocate the volume HUD to the Status Bar. But perhaps one of my favorites as of late is one called StatusbarVolume. Read More

 

Volt: a customizable clock and battery indicator screen for your charging iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 25, 2016

It was only a few days ago that we showed you a tweak called Vettr, which displayed a nice and simplistic time and battery interface on your display whenever you had your iPhone plugged into a power source.

But now, a new jailbreak tweak called Volt is challenging Vettr head-on with a number of features that you can customize to your liking. We’ll show you what Volt is all about in this review. Read More

 

With few weeks until iOS 10’s fall release, iOS 9 adoption hits 87 percent of devices

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 18, 2016

Various editions of iOS 9 are currently installed on 87 percent of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, a one-point gain versus a month ago. During the same period, iOS 8 has dropped from eleven to ten percent of devices, suggesting much of iOS 9’s growth could be owed to upgrades. Earlier editions of iOS continue to comprise about three percent of devices.

The stats were derived from Apple’s logs capturing devices that accessed the App Store on August 15, 2016, and are publicized on the App Store dashboard. Read More

 

This tweak brings iOS 8-styled alerts back to iOS 9

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 28, 2016

iOS 9 made some UI refinements over iOS 8, despite the fact that most of the UI looks primarily the same as before. One of the things Apple tweaked were the alerts that can pop up on your screen from notifications.

In iOS 9, Apple changed the design a little bit and made the corners much rounder, and if you aren’t a fan of the change, then a new jailbreak tweak called 8Alerts may tickle your fancy. Read More

 

Protonix lets you create dynamic keyword shortcuts on jailbroken devices

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 23, 2016

Keyboard shortcuts are something we all have on our personal computers, whether it’s a Mac or a PC, but it’s not something that we get to enjoy on our iPhones or iPads.

A new jailbreak tweak dubbed Protonix is now available in Cydia that lets you set up dynamic keywords on your device so that when you type them, special things will happen.

We’ll show you more in this review. Read More

 
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